Coastal Landscape

USA - Mississippi - Coastal Landscape #2

Coastal Landscape #2, Picture #2
Painting by Patt Odom
Ocean Springs, Mississippi

Two Bridges of Vicksburg

USA - Mississippi - Vicksburg Bridges

Two Bridges of Vicksburg
Two bridges connect Vicksburg to Louisiana,
the older US 80 bridge and the new I 20 bridge,which was completed in 1973.
The cost of the new bridge was 30 million dollars

Jackson, Mississippi

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Jackson, Mississippi
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Biloxi Lighthouse at Night

USA - Mississippi - Biloxi Lighthouse Night

 

Biloxi Lighthouse at Night
The Biloxi Lighthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is designated a Mississippi Landmark.  Completed in 1848, it is the only lighthouse standing in the middle of a US Highway.  When it was decommissioned as a formal aid to navigation, the City of Biloxi purchased it and continues to preserve it as one of the Gulf South’s most photographed icons.  It is open for tours six days a week, weather permitting.

*** Biloxi1848. Active (maintained by City of Biloxi); focal plane 61 ft (18.5 m); white light occulting every 4 s. 61 ft (18.5 m) cast iron tower (brick lined), 5th order Fresnel lens(1926). Entire structure painted white, except for the black balustrade. The keeper’s houses were destroyed by Hurricane Camille in 1969. Natalie Maynor’s photo appears above, the City of Biloxi has a portfolio of photos, Trabas has Michael Boucher’s photo, Jack Richie has a nice photo, Wikimedia has photos, the Coast Guard has an 1892 photo and a 1965 photo, Huelse has a historic postcard view, and Google has a satellite view. This is the second-oldest cast iron lighthouse in the U.S. The tower interior was restored in 1990, but the tower was closed in 2002 due to safety concerns. In August 2003, a consultant’s report recommended resumption of tours with certain safety restrictions. The tower had been scheduled to reopen in the fall of 2005, but the destruction of most of the city of Biloxi by Hurricane Katrina put these plans on indefinite hold. The day after the hurricane, someone fastened a flag to the gallery rail, as shown at right. The flag continued to fly there for four years as a symbol of the city’s determination to rebuild. Although the lighthouse survived the hurricane, its interior brick lining was damaged and required extensive repair. Although federal disaster relief funds were available for this work, there was a lengthy period of planning and negotiation. Work finally began in the summer of 2009 and was completed in early 2010. The lighthouse was relit in ceremonies on February 19. Meanwhile, the city bought land across the street, where the hurricane had destroyed all the structures, for a lighthouse park and visitor center. Work on that facility began in late 2009 and and the center opened in August 2011. The lighthouse stands in the median of US 90 at the foot of Porter Street in Biloxi, just west of the I-110 interchange. Site and visitor center open daily; tower open in the early morning daily except Sunday. Owner/site manager: City of Biloxi. ARLHS USA-056; Admiralty J3578; USCG 4-8955. – Lighthouse Directory

Hurricane Katrina Tree Sculpture

USA - Mississippi - Hurrican Katrina Tree Sculpture

 

Hurricane Katrina Tree Sculpture

Located along scenic Highway 90 in Biloxi, Mississippi,
the live oak tree trunk was sculpted by international
award winning ‘chainsaw artist’ Dayton Scoggins of Mississippi

Artist web site, click here

Sunset on the Mississippi

USA - Mississippi - river viewSunset on the Mississippi

Anyone know the name of this bridge?

USA - Mississippi - river view stamps

Biloxi Bay Bridge

Biloxi Bay Bridge

Biloxi, Mississippi

The new 1.6 mile Biloxi Bay Bridge reopened in the fall of 2007 with a cost of 338.6 million dollars.